111 W 57th St to Claim Title of Tallest Building in the West
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Someone grab an oxygen mask. After much speculation, city records are showing the final height for the JDS-developed 111 W 57th St to be 1,421 feet—25 feet taller than 432 Park Ave—making it the new tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, reports Crain’s NY. And with a slenderness ratio of 1:23, the lanky tower also boasts the title of the slimmest building in the world, says 6sqft. (Unnamed sources have confirmed the Statue of Liberty will continue to turn her back in disgust.) Development began last year for the SHoP Architects-designed high-rise, which will sport a wall of glass on the North façade, giving residents Central Park views. The skyscraper, developed in partnership with Property Markets Group, will also have a courtyard wrapped by the landmarked Steinway Building.